I just joined the Xsyon community one week ago, so I'm not sure if that has been asked before.
There is no special skill for gathering, so its always an action I dont like to do very often. All other actions give me more skillpoints and experiance for my level-up.
I'm not sure if gathering is going to be a skill too in future (maybe for cloth, metal, plastic and leather) so that good gatherers need less time and get better quality things. At the moment, everyone can gather, so there is no need to "learn" it or to specialice on gathering metal, cloth or something else.
But I would also like if gathering would just add a nice amount to the experiance bar. So you dont get skillpoints for any skill, but at last you can rise your level by working, and rise other skills with it.